A lot has happened since I last left you guys (3 months ago!!)... I guess we shall start there:
The reason I stopped blogging for a while was because I had gotten a brand new job and was finding it difficult to find time to blog and keep up with your blogs. Well I am still loving my job. What do I do exactly? I am territory manager for a company that manufacturers and distributes engravable plastic, metals, accessories, and machines. I am in charge of the consumables which means the plastic, metal, frames, engravable gifts, and various other engravable items. Our typical customers are large sign shops, military, colleges, k-12 schools, hotels/casinos, and award shops. It is all business-to-business sales.
|These signs are all made out of engravable plastics and metals|
|Pretty much any sign, name badge, or tag that you see uses the material I sell|
My territory is all of CA and Vegas so I travel quite often and I am always on the road. My typical week consists of going into the office on Mondays and Fridays and being out in the field visiting customers Tuesday-Thursday. I love my job because I get to travel often, I have a lot of flexibility and I set my own schedule 3 days a week, I get to meet a lot of different people, and it is a pretty interesting industry. I don't know if I can ever go back to an office job 5 days a week because I am getting pretty use to being out on the road.
Since I have started my job on Dec 1,2010 I have been to Georgia twice and Vegas twice. I will be going on a small business trip to SD sometime this month and next month I will be visiting to San Francisco and Vegas. So I have gotten pretty good at the traveling thing. Sometimes its difficult because I miss Kevin (yes we are still together :P) and its hard to get into a normal routine when you are traveling at least 1X a month for 4-5 days at a time. However, how can I complain when I get to go to Vegas so often? LOL
Ok, so now that you know how my professional life is going what else has changed?
The biggest change that has come recently is that me and Kevin now own a home together :). It is really really really exciting. I love living in a house. Even more so I love the fact that it is OUR home! We have a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house in a smaller (well small for CA) city in southern CA. It is the same city as wehere I went to college and the city I have wanted to live in for the past 4 years. We have a nice sized backyard, a large gorgeous kitchen, and it is a great neighborhood. I feel so comfortable in my home already but there is still a lot of work to be done. I haven't taken any pictures yet but hopefully soon I will remember to take photos.
|He looks like the perfect politician|
Another change is that Kevin got a new job and it is PERFECT for him. It finally uses his degree (political science) and all of his skill sets. Kevin is very knowledgable when it comes to politics, he also loves speaking and solving issues, he is a people person, and he has great ideas and strategies for changes. So when he got his new position I was very happy and proud of him. He is a Field Representative/Communications Aid for a Assembly Congress woman for the 47th district. He seems to be loving it so far and it is perfect for his career path.
|3 years strong|
Still on Kevin, it is our 3 year anniversary tomorrow! I am pretty excited (maybe too excited) because we haven't celebrated any of our previous anniversaries and we decided this would be the first one to celebrate because its a big milestone for both of us (its the longest relationship either of us have had). I think/hope we are going out to eat at one of my favorite restaurants. The big celebration is next month because we are going to San Francisco for 5 days. Kevin has never been and I LOVE SF (almost as much as I love SD and Vegas). We are going to watch a Dodgers vs. Giants game up there and probably get into a fight or two at the game (go Dodgers). I also want to take him to Alcatraz, Pier 49, Ghiradelli Square, Union Square, and other fun touristy attractions. We also plan to eat at really great restaurants.
|not exactly my car but close|
The final big change that has happened lately was I just bought a "new" car. Its actually a previously owned car but its new to me. I am now a proud owner of a dark gray (ish purple) 2008 Mazda 3. I love love love it! I need to come up with a good name for her, any suggestions? She drives super fast (its impossible not to speed while driving it...Zoom Zoom is right), it is really comfortable and smooth, and I love my steering wheel controls for my radio.
Hopefully next time I will have photos for you guys. I need to 1) get a new USB cord for my camera to upload my pictures and 2) figure out how to save a picture off of facebook's new format. When I save it currently it is a website format.
I will now go work on getting caught back on your lives :)